The National Bank of Hungary has issued (22nd April) a new coin in their ongoing series of highlighting national parks and reserves within the country. Struck by the Hungarian Mint in Budapest.
The ingot-type coin is designed by Gábor Kereszthury and features a landscape scene of the typical steep banks from the Duna-Dráva National Park. The park was established along the Danube and Dráva rivers, covering an area of some 50.000 hectares, where a colorful and unspoiled ecosystem can be found. Almost the whole of the national park is located in an area, which was formerly a flood-plain.
The reverse of the coin features a beautifully detailed depiction of the black stork which is found in great numbers in the Park, along with the coin’s denomination of 5000 forint and the year of issue 2011.
The coin is struck in sterling (.925) silver with a weight of 31.4 grams and measurements of 39.6 mm by 26.4 mm. A total of only 3000 Brilliant uncirculated pieces and 5000 proof examples will be struck.
This represents the second coin in the series. The first release featured Orsegi National Park.
For more information on this and other coins currently on offer from the National Bank of Hungary, please visit the Hungarian Mint’s website at: http://coins.hu/